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Bodega Malbec

4.6
4.6
786 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean

Argentina is world famous for its cuisine. From homemade salads, pastas and fish to an abundant selection of our signature grilled meats, Malbec Argentinean Bistro brings you the best authentic cuisine prepared on our genuine Argentinean grill.

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Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (818) 762-4860

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Alcorta

  • Catering

    No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

  • Private party contact

    Luciano Alcorta / Rodrigo Aramburo: (818) 762-4860

  • Neighborhood

    Toluca Lake

  • Cross street

    Forman

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the back patio area on Saturday nights at 7pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 786 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Skirt steak was great and the sea bass was fantastic. Waiter was perfect. Food was a bit pricey but so is everything else these days. I wish the corkage was lower. Your wine list is good but not enough choices for a single glass. For three people this can be a problem.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Birthday dinner was great food was great and service was up to par

  3. CD

    ClaudiaD

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    2.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Fathers Day dinner. They completely forgot our appetizers and brought dinner. The meat was over done and potatoes cold. Asked for a side sauce that came when we finished dinner. Waiter did buy a round of drinks was very nice but he never came to check on us through our the meal. Overall mediocre and probably won’t go back.

  4. F

    Favorite

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bodega Malbec has long been a favorite and a go-to for us. We celebrated my husband here on Fathers Day and the food and service were wonderful, as always. My husband and son shared the tomahawk and wow, that is some steak! Highly recommend.

  5. S

    Sylo

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    You feel like you're taking a quick trip to Europe or Argentina when you go to Malbec. Everything about the experience feels authentic. My salmon was a little dried out, otherwise everything was excellent.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Bodega Malbec is amazing and the food is stellar! Beautiful dinner and the service was fantastic. You can not have a better experience of food, wine and friends! Go and enjoy a splendid dinner and celebrate what great Argentinian cuisine is all about!

  7. JK

    JenK

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The noise level was only loud because we sat outside. The food was wonderful and the service perfect as always.

  8. SB

    StellaB

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful restaurant! Food was delicious & the service was great!

  9. CS

    CrisS

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The rack of lamb was outstanding, the paella was good. The service was efficient but not particularly gracious.

  10. L

    Llamalover

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    My $16 salad was dripping with dressing and had few ingredients other than the large spinach leaves.

  11. SA

    StellaA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ladies night celebrating a birthday, they made it special. wonderful place thank you

  12. S

    Sanu

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and the ambiance was excellent as well! Definitely a great stop on our trip to LA!

  13. SA

    StellaA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had dinner there for the first time, enjoyed every bite, and will be going there again.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If I could I would eat this alll the time.

  15. JR

    JavierR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of our favorite restaurants for its variety of meats and excellent sauces. Very friendly service from all staff members. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  16. T

    Takethefirststep

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very friendly. They sat us right away. Nice place. Food was delicious. I’ll be back.

  17. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Wish there were more options for non-beef eaters like myself, but my parents are on a Carnivore diet and loved it!!! The Sea Bass was great though.

  18. DV

    DeeVee

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My family and I had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day. The food was excellent, service was very pleasant and courteous. I really like the cute outdoor seating in the back of the restaurant. Perfect ambience for a medium party. Thank you Bodega for a good experience.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Service wasn’t there that night. The back waiter made more visits than our own waiter. We waited on ordering, getting dessert menus, boxes, check etc. I did ask for a booth and more private area on the reservation which they honored. The food was good but service is an important factor to me when dining. Our desserts came but only with 4 spoons and there 7 of us. Waiter was getting a guaranteed 20% since it was 6 or more and didn’t care to provide quality service.

  20. DL

    DanielleL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was lovely. She was a pleasure to be served by & the drinks appetizers and meal were superb! We will definitely be back!

  21. BD

    BrandonD

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great wait staff. Thanks again for the wonderful experience.

  22. OP

    OttoP

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If not the best - one of the best eateries in Toluca Lake!… Meats are great… Service tops anything else in the area. Friendly and extremely service minded… the place is spectacular!!!

  23. LE

    LiliaEats

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Arroz con mariscos were wonderful, melted cheese, Tempranillo wine fabulous. Planning to return.

  24. HS

    HungryinSF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was not as good as previous visits. Rips in the booth seat… easy fix! People on speaker phone- very annoying!!!

  25. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    What a find, amazing ambiance , great food, wonderful wine selection and good service.

  26. TP

    TPTR

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really Good food and we didn't even get the steak which looked great. Really delicious.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great dinner at the Bodega. Our service was accommodating an our flank steaks were perfectly prepared.

  28. QB

    QBANGIRL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was good, not as good as years ago. Ambience and service was very good.

  29. LS

    LeeS

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious meat, friendly service, great wines

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    I was really surprised with the food this visit. We ordered bone in rib eye and it was really dry and over cooked. Perhaps it’s because it is served in a hot skillet. The steak was very bland and had no flavor.

  31. M

    Msmart22

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommended it. Cute little steakhouse, food was delicious. Only bad think no spirits, only wine and beer. Other than that everything was great.

  32. MF

    MichaelF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    All the food looked good as we observed those around us. We enjoyed the sea bass and the spinach salad. We ordered a wine that we found not to our liking, and it was immediately replaced by one that we enjoyed. This is an owner-run restaurant and we could tell that he delighted in providing a quality evening for his clientele.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Terrible food avoid this place

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5

    It was ok but not great for the price of food, however, maybe that’s bc I’m we ordered off the Dine LA menu.

  35. LD

    Luv2Dine

    Los Angeles

    56 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    When you're out of a beverage, don't come tell me and then leave the drink list and then disappear for 10 minutes. After all, it was only a beer! Food was flavorless, service was very poor. May give them another chance...

  36. GG

    GabrielG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food at a chic place. The mollejas (sweetbreads) were outstanding.

  37. E

    Eyeland

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food, service & ambiance. Empanadas were delicious!

  38. MM

    MMMCCC

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal. Oysters were great.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    The steak is underwhelming but our server was excellent. Unfortunately we did not enjoy our food the first or second time and we will not be back.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and the food was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bodega Malbec using the Order Online button. Bodega Malbec also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 762-4860.

Bodega Malbec is rated 4.6 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Bodega Malbec

10151 Riverside Dr Toluca Lake, CA 91602

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Forman

  • Neighborhood

    Toluca Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Argentinean, Italian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pablo Alcorta

  • Entertainment

    Live music in the back patio area on Saturday nights at 7pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (818) 762-4860

  • Catering

    No matter the size of the event or the occasion, our delicious, authentic Argentine cuisine is sure to be a hit. Perfect for everything from full service for extravagant weddings to simple appetizers to help make that office meeting a little more bearable, Malbec catering ensures that your event will stand out from the rest.

  • Private party facilities

    We have private rooms at all our locations that are perfect for birthday parties, graduations, end of the year celebrations, or anything you have in mind We will work with you to tailor your event and exceed all your expectations.

  • Private party contact

    Luciano Alcorta / Rodrigo Aramburo: (818) 762-4860

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